Crime, Imprisonment and Offending Support Services
If you are looking for advice or support in relation to Imprisonment and Offending, Crime, Terrorism, Exploitation or Extremism, you can find a number of services below.
NSPCC - The NSPP offers a free, 24-hour helpline to provide support to adults who have concerns about children and young people being radicalised or who need advice on how to talk to their children about issues related to terrorism. Telephone 0808 800 5000
Let's Talk About It An initiative designed to provide practical help and guidance to the public in order to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.
FAST – Families Against Stress and Trauma UK-based organisation created in 2007 to help families affected by a loved one travelling to Syria and Iraq. They provide support to vulnerable families and individuals because they understand the pain and distress it causes to those left behind. FAST believes that families matter and families make a difference.
Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Partnership - Provides advice on child safety, safeguarding processes and radicalisation including 'what do I need to know' and 'what do I need to look out for'.
NSPCC - The NSPP offer a free, 24-hour helpline to provide support to adults who have concerns about children and young people being radicalised or who need advice on how to talk to their children about issues related to terrorism. Telephone 0808 800 5000
SAFE! Support for Young People Affected by Crime - SAFE! offers free 1:1 support sessions to 8 to 25 year olds who have been harmed by crime or bullying. Our professional project workers tailor their sessions to the individual needs of the young person and focus on helping them to regain a sense of safety and confidence following an incident of victimisation
Victim Support - Provides free and confidential emotional support, information and practical help to victims and witnesses of crimes, their friends and relatives.
The Solace Centre | Harmoni for Health - Solace is a place where you can come and talk in total confidence about the experience and receive much-needed care and support from understanding professionals.
Action for Prisoners’ Families is the national membership organisation representing the needs of families affected by imprisonment.
They believe that imprisonment damages family life and separates children from parents. APF supports the development of services, promotes good practice, provides information and raises awareness of the impact of imprisonment on children and families. They seek to minimise the harm imprisonment causes to children and families.
- Phone: 0808 800 2222
Offenders’ Families Helpline is a great information and support service on all areas relating to a family member being incarcerated, from talking to someone if you are worried about your relative or partner, how to tell the children, living with separation, to preparing for release.
- Freephone: 08088 082 003
Thames Valley Partnership (Family Matters Court Desk) is an organisation that has a Family Matters Court desk and is there to support you if someone in your family is sent to prison. Their volunteers can: listen to you; help you with booking a prison visit; give you details of local prisons; help you talk to your housing provider, benefits agency or bank; give you details of local services; talk to you about anything else.
- Phone: 01844 202 001
National Information Centre on Children of Offenders (NICCO) formerly i-HOP is a one-stop information and advice service for all professionals working with children and families who have been affected by parental offending / imprisonment. As well as an online directory listing service, resources, training and research to support these families.
- Freephone: 0808 802 2013 (Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Prison Chat UK is an online community giving support to those who have a loved one inside the British Prison System. you can join the forum and speak to others in a similar situation to you and also to professionals who can help.
PACT is a national charity providing support to prisoners, people with convictions, and their families. They help people to make a fresh start, and minimise the harm that can be caused by imprisonment to people who have committed offences, to families and to communities.
Freephone: 0808 808 3444
Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service offers victims an opportunity to be heard and to have a say. It can provide a means of closure and enable the victim to move on with their life – sometimes after many years have passed. It also provides an opportunity for offenders to face the consequences of their actions, and recognise the impact that it has had upon others. Many say it’s the hardest, yet the best thing they’ve ever done.
The process takes place at a pace determined by the participants and is about building understanding and confidence, which may sometimes result in a face-to-face meeting between the victim and the offender.
- Phone: 01844 202 001
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Offenders’ Families Helpline The National Prisoners’ Families Helpline provides advice and support to families who have come into contact with the Criminal Justice System
- Telephone: 0808 808 2003
Prisoners’ Advice Service offers free legal advice and support to adult prisoners throughout England and Wales regarding their human and legal rights, conditions of imprisonment and the application of Prison Law and the Prison Rules. They can also advise on matters of Family Law, and of Immigration Law to prisoners with issues relating to detention or deportation.
Prison Reform Trust (PRT) is an independent UK charity working to create a just, humane and effective penal system.
National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO) Advice for prisoners. A national social justice charity with more than 50 years’ experience of changing lives, building stronger communities and reducing crime. They house, educate, support, advise, and speak out for and with disadvantaged young people and adults.
POPS (Partners of Prisoners) established by offenders’ families for offenders’ families. Identifying needs and finding the solutions: being the solution.
Women in Prison - Support for women affected by the criminal justice system and campaign to end the harm of prison to women, their families, and communities.
Assisted Prison Visits -Apply to cover the costs of visiting a partner or close family member in prison with the Help with Prison Visits scheme.